Into The Amazon

An Incredible Story of Survival in the Jungle

Author: John Harrison

Publisher: Summersdale Publishers LTD - ROW

ISBN: 0857653202

Category: Travel

Page: 320

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The last time John Harrison ventured into the jungle a member of his group died. This time he brought his wife. The Tumucumaque Hills on Brazil’s northern frontier are one of the few remaining unexplored regions on earth. Back in 1950, a young French explorer set off into the deepest jungle of that region and was never seen again. Inspired by that explorer’s diary, John and Heather Harrison paddled their canoe into some of the remotest tributaries of the Amazon, with no TV cameras, sponsors or the slightest chance of being rescued if things went wrong. Lost, and threatened by malaria, snakes, jaguars, piranhas, aggressive wild pigs and flesh-burrowing insects, they slashed a precipitous path over the mountains. This is travel at its rawest: the incredible story of the Harrisons’ struggle to keep their deteriorating sanity and relationship intact in one of the most hostile and unforgiving places in the world.
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Canoeing the Congo

The First Source-to-Sea Descent of the Congo River

Author: Phil Harwood

Publisher: Summersdale Publishers LTD - ROW

ISBN: 0857659081

Category: Travel

Page: 320

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At 2,922 miles, the Congo is the eighth longest river and the deepest in the world, with a flow rate second only to the Amazon. Ex-Marine Phil Harwood embarked on an epic solo journey from the river’s true source in the highlands of Zambia through war-torn Central Africa. With no outside help whatsoever he faced swamps, waterfalls, man-eating crocodiles, hippos, aggressive snakes and spiders’ webs the size of houses. He collapsed from malaria, and was arrested, intimidated and chased. On one stretch, known as ‘The Abattoir’ for its history of cannibalism and reputation for criminal activity, the four brothers he hired as bodyguards were asked by locals, ‘Why haven’t you cut his throat yet?’ But he also received tremendous hospitality from proud and brave people long forgotten by the Western world, especially friendly riverside fishermen who helped wherever they could on Phil’s exhilarating and terrifying five-month journey.
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The Backpacker

Author: John Harris

Publisher: Summersdale Publishers LTD - ROW

ISBN: 0857653105

Category: Travel

Page: 384

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‘Leaving the blinding sand for the cool shade of the trees, I walked carefully through the undergrowth to where Dave, using two twigs as chopsticks, was picking up a freshly severed human finger...’ John’s trip to India starts badly when his girlfriend returns home and he finds himself looking at the sharp end of a knife in a train station cubicle. But his life is saved by an enigmatic traveller called Rick, who persuades John to question his mundane plans for the future, risking it all for much, much more. Fast forward to the Thai island of Koh Pha-Ngan; John, Rick and their new friend Dave pose as millionaire aristocrats in a hedonistic Eden of beautiful girls, free drugs and wild beach parties. Running out of money and pursued by the Thai Mafia, they embark on adrenalin-fuelled journeys to Singapore, Indonesia, Australia and Hong Kong, facing danger at every turn. Filled with wild adventures in exotic locations, this is not travel writing for the faint-hearted: this is an amazing true story of the hunt for excess at any cost.
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Back from Tuichi

The Harrowing Life-and-death Story of Survival in the Amazon Rainforest

Author: Yossi Ghinsberg

Publisher: Random House Incorporated

ISBN: N.A

Category: Fiction

Page: 239

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The author describes how he and three of his friends set off without a map through the jungles of Bolivia, and how, after an accident, he was left alone to endure a three-week struggle for survival against nature's elements. 12,500 first printing.
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Lost... In the Jungle of Doom

Author: Tracey Turner

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1472907477

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 128

View: 8552

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Deep in the Amazon Rainforest, danger lurks round every corner. Will you survive ferocious jaguars, terrifying black caiman and deadly dehydration? Packed full of fascination facts and essential information to get you to safety, Lost in...is an amazing new interactive, adventure-packed series in which the reader must choose their own path to survive to the end of the story. Can you get alive?
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Osoboy, Wonder Dog of the Jungle

Author: Terry Kelly

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1467802859

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 180

View: 9786

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Osoboy, Wonder Dog of the Jungle, is a narrative based on the adventures of this dog and his master. Brought to the remote Amazon jungle as a small puppy from the United States, Osoboy began his incredible journey from a fearful puppy to a fearless and faithful hunter. The unbelievable courage and agility that he demonstrates to protect his master and provide the necessary food for the community of Christian believers he is connected with will thrill the heart of the young and old alike. Taking place on a tributary of the mighty Amazon River, the story takes the reader to areas so remote that few could visualize or comprehend. Come follow the saga of a man and his dog and their intricate connection to a group of foreigners and nationals who attempt to form a life in an area so hostile that their very future is constantly in jeopardy. See how in the beginning the innocence and simplicity of the native population, whom these Christians have targeted to help, is slowly converted to the evil ways of the Mafia. Soon, through the power of greed and money, they are forced to cultivate tons of cocaine to satiate their ever increasing demand. Yet through it all, there stood a dog whose very presence exemplified the noblest traits of courage and fidelity. Undaunted by the impending evil, Osoboy continued to represent the very qualities that resist evil and nurtures goodness. As the dawning of a new day began to hover over the Amazon region of southern Colombia where this story took place, the life of Osoboy will continue to inspire and thrill the lives of all who hear and read of his adventures.
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Lost in the Amazon

The True Story of Five Men and their Desperate Battle for Survival

Author: Stephen Kirkpatrick,Marlo Carter Kirkpatrick

Publisher: Thomas Nelson

ISBN: 1418516287

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 240

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In 1995, Stephen Kirkpatrick joined a five-man expedition into the remote jungles of the Peruvian Amazon. Kirkpatrick's assignment was to document an area of the rainforest that had never before been photographed, nor by most accounts, ever explored by white men. Within hours of their departure, an inaccurate map and a series of bad decisions leave the group hopelessly lost in the depths of the Amazon jungle. What began as a career-making photo expedition quickly turned into a desperate struggle for survival. The five men battle poisonous reptiles, hungry bugs, torrential rains, brutal heat, and an unforgiving landscape in an attempt to find their way back to civilization. They soon learn that survival is not only a physical, but a mental and spiritual challenge as well. Lost in the Amazon is a gripping, sometimes humorous, and ultimately inspirational story about the human drive to survive, and about clinging to faith in the worst circumstances imaginable.
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The Mapmaker's Wife

A True Tale Of Love, Murder, And Survival In The Amazon

Author: Robert Whitaker

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0786741848

Category: History

Page: 368

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In the early years of the 18th century, a band of French scientists set off on a daring, decade-long expedition to South America in a race to measure the precise shape of the earth. Like Lewis and Clark's exploration of the American West, their incredible mission revealed the mysteries of a little-known continent to a world hungry for discovery. Scaling 16,000foot mountains in the Peruvian Andes, and braving jaguars, pumas, insects, and vampire bats in the jungle, the scientists barely completed their mission. One was murdered, another perished from fever, and a third-Jean Godin-nearly died of heartbreak. At the expedition's end, Jean and his Peruvian wife, Isabel Gramesón, became stranded at opposite ends of the Amazon, victims of a tangled web of international politics. Isabel's solo journey to reunite with Jean after their calamitous twenty-year separation was so dramatic that it left all of 18th-century Europe spellbound. Her survival-unprecedented in the annals of Amazon exploration-was a testament to human endurance, female resourcefulness, and the power of devotion.Drawing on the original writings of the French mapmakers, as well as his own experience retracing Isabel's journey, acclaimed writer Robert Whitaker weaves a riveting tale rich in adventure, intrigue, and scientific achievement. Never before told, The Mapmaker's Wife is an epic love story that unfolds against the backdrop of "the greatest expedition the world has ever known."
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Jungle

A Harrowing True Story of Adventure, Danger and Survival

Author: Yossi Ghinsberg

Publisher: Summersdale Publishers LTD - ROW

ISBN: 1783728868

Category: Travel

Page: 320

View: 4959

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I heard the rustle again, too close and too real to ignore. I clutched the flashlight, stuck my head out of the mosquito net... and found myself face-to-face with a jaguar.' Four travellers meet in Bolivia and set off into the Amazon rainforest on an expedition to explore places tourists only dream of seeing. But what begins as the adventure of a lifetime quickly becomes a struggle for survival when they get lost in the wilds of the jungle. The group splits up after disagreements, and Yossi and his friend try to find their own way back without a guide. But when a terrible rafting accident separates them, Yossi is forced to survive for weeks alone. Stranded without a knife, map or survival training, he must improvise in order to survive. He wonders if he will make it back alive.
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Project-Based Writing in Science

Author: Lawrence Baines

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9462096716

Category: Education

Page: 108

View: 8443

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Turn your students into scientists who use their knowledge and creativity to solve real-world problems. Each lesson features a step-by-step guide; a summary of recent research; and handouts that are classroom-ready. Learn about the three levels of writing, from a Level 1 quickwrite to a formal, multi-part, Level 3 research paper. Each writing assignment—narrative, persuasive, and informative—includes a detailed rubric that makes grading easy. Students collaborate to contain an outbreak of avian flu, lead a group of people trying to survive under harsh conditions, battle drought in a densely-populated city in the American southwest, research the behavior of animals in the local region, and calculate their own speed, velocity, and momentum. Engaging and demanding, Project-Based Writing in Science helps students to understand and improve the world.
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